NEW YORK -- Red Sox starter Franklin Morales was once again undone by a barrage of home runs against the Yankees. For the second time this year, the left-hander yielded four homers (all of the solo variety) against New York, part of a five-run yield that the Red Sox could not overcome in dropping a 6-4 decision in the Bronx.
Morales gave up solo homers to Nick Swisher, Curtis Granderson (the first of the year given up by Morales to a left-hander), Russell Martin and Derek Jeter, matching a career-high for the most homers he's given up in a game. Still, was pitching in a tie game in the sixth when back-to-back, one-out singles put runners on the corners. That, in turn, prompted manager Bobby Valentine to summon Clayton Mortensen from the bullpen.
Mortensen punched out Martin for the second out of the inning, but Jayson Nix reached out for an 0-2 slider that was down and off the plate and punched it into right field for the go-ahead single....
NEW YORK -- Left-hander Felix Doubront, who has not pitched since August 9 in hopes of allowing him to catch his breath during his first full season in a big league rotation, threw three simulated innings and approximately 45 pitches in a bullpen side session on Friday in New York. At this point, however, the Sox do not have him slated to return to the rotation. Instead, the team plans to have him throw at least one more simulated outing of more than three innings before returning him to the rotation going forward.
As such, while Sox manager Bobby Valentine said that the 24-year-old "will be ready this next week to pitch," he also acknowledged that the Sox could place him on the 15-day disabled list in order to permit the club to call up a reinforcement from Triple-A. That would still allow Doubront to have his next bullpen session and then return to the rotation sometime near the end of next week.
Doubront is 10-6 with a 4.70 ERA...
NEW YORK -- Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said that David Ortiz was "totally pain-free" on Thursday in Baltimore after being shut down from any physical activity for several days, and that the designated hitter -- out since July 16 due to his strained right Achilles -- was slated to take batting practice on Friday. But while Valentine anticipated that Ortiz "might run a little" and "do some things to test it," Valentine also said that he did not expect the slugger to return from the disabled list during the weekend series with the Yankees.
Without Ortiz in the lineup, the Sox are now 12-17 with a .733 OPS that is 15th best in the majors during that time. They've averaged 4.6 runs per game without Ortiz, compared to 5.0 runs per game with him.
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FOXBORO -- On the final day of official training camp, the Patriots practiced in sweats and shells, ending camp when rookie Chandler Jones caught a punt in the back of the end zone. He proceeded to do a dance and get mobbed by his teammates. As a result, the team was given the night off from group meetings and are expected to have Saturday off before a Sunday walk-through in advance of Monday's preseason game against the Eagles at Gillette Stadium.
Running back Stevan Ridley (right knee), safety Tavon Wilson (left ankle) and receiver Jabar Gaffney (right leg) all missed practice with various leg injuries over the past three days. In total 71 of 88 Patriots players on the active roster were in attendance. Ridley and Gaffney were among the 11 players on the sidelines in sweats and shorts while six players, including Wilson, were not on the field at all.
Wes Welker left midway through practice though his departure did not appear to be injury...
The Pawtucket Red Sox have released pitcher Mark Prior to make room for recently-acquired Pedro Beato, who came over from the Mets as the player to be named later in the Kelly Shoppach trade. Beato has spent most of the season with the Mets' Triple-A affiliate in Buffalo.
Prior has struggled recently as the one-time Cub phenom allowed five runs in 4 1/3 innings in his last three appearances.
Patriots DB Duron Harmon joined Glenn, Lou, and Christian, and he discussed the team needing to come together after losing Gronk, and the turnovers in the Jets game can propel them to create more turnovers.
We check in with former Patriot Heath Evans, now with the NFL Network, for his complete analysis on the win over the Jets in NY.
Dale and Michael talk with Patrick Chung after a win over the Jets on Sunday.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about what the Celtics will need to do in order to be considered one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference along with the Cavs.
WEEI's Mike Petraglia talks with Josue Pavon about how the Celtics are looking better with Al Horford back on the court and the overall toughness of this team.
Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen preview the Celtics season. Will Jaylen Brown be an impact rookie and prove he was the right pick at #3? Will the Celtics win the Atlantic Division? Is the season a failure if the Celtics don't advance past the first round of the playoffs?
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase talk with Curt Schilling to get his reaction to Dan Shaughnessy and Jon Heyman's comments about not voting for Curt for the Hall of Fame again based on some of Schilling's comments on social media.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are taking some calls and reaction to their interview with Curt Schilling in regards to Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame voting. We also hear about Rob's upcoming working vacation to the Dominican Republic for the David Ortiz Charity Golf Classic.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are talking about Dan Shaughnessy's column about how he would no longer vote for Curt Schilling for the Hall of Fame. They then talk with Curt Schilling getting his thoughts on the whole situation and whether he would rather make the HoF or the Senate.
Ken Laird and Ty Anderson chat Bruins after a 2-1 win in Florida improved the team's record to 5-4.
Ken Laird chats with WEEI Bruins writer Ty Anderson about the B's loss to the Rangers on Wednesday night and what issues the team is fighting after a 3-4 start to the season
Ken Laird and new WEEI.com Bruins writer Ty Anderson discuss the state of the 2016 Bruins after a 3-3 start to the season.
Damien Woody joined K&C and shared a story regarding a conversation he had with Bill Belichick in the training room in Foxboro.
In the 9 am hour Gerry and Kirk mocked the Belichick press conference and took a call from Jim the Wrestling Goon who is not a fan of Amani Toomer.
In the 8 am hour Gerry and Kirk talked about a brutal answer by Dan Shaughnessy regarding Bill Conlin'sn spot in the Hall of Fame.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian are less than surprised that Bill Belichick won't comment further about Gronk than the released statement. Speaking of statements, how weird is it that the Gronkowski family is releasing joint statements with the Patriots?
Orthopedic surgeon to the pros, Dr. Thomas Gill of Steward Health Care joins Glenn, Lou, and Christian in the wake of Gronk's back injury. He talks about different types of disc injuries, and one type of fusion which could potentially prevent Gronk from playing football. He also commented on the unique situation of a joint statement between the Patriots and the Gronkowskis, and clarified his role in Gronk's arm surgeries.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian wonder how the man who shot former NFL RB Joe McKnight can be free of charges and walking around the streets of New Orleans.
Dale and Michael check in with the playmaker Michael Irvin on a Friday.
We open it up in the final portions of hours 3 and 4 on a Friday.
Hour two in it's entirety.
Kirk Minihane, WEEI Podcast King, talks to the Podcast Godfather Adam Carolla about his new documentary about Le Mans, the backlash from the Election, and his time with Donald Trump on the Apprentice. The audio quality isn't great but the conversation is.
Kirk Minihane is a non-believer, Larry Johnson is a preacher, when Larry found Kirk doesn't believe in God he challenged Kirk to allow him on to the podcast to talk about religion and faith. Kirk and Larry have a tremendous conversation about God and Larry tries to convert Kirk into a believer.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Barstool Sports contributor and podcast host John Feitelberg. Kirk and Feitelberg talk about the rise of barstool, the sale of the website, what it is like to work for Dave Portnoy, and their live podcast shows at the Wilbur Theater.
Ben, Alex, and Russ talk about how Toronto winning the MLS cup will be best for the league, the FIFA Player of the Year award, and the tragedy in Brazil.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis finish out the week recapping the Friday edition of Kirk and Callahan, with critiques of Dale & Holley's Keefe announcement and more.
Kirk & Callahan producers Ken Laird and Chris Curtis are back together after a few days apart to dish about all things K&C show, this after a Thursday Reim-Job.
Gerry Callahan and Kirk Minihane launch the 'new' official podcast of the Kirk & Callahan Show, where they'll bring the edge and the inside info they can't get to on their morning radio show. In the debut episode, the guys give a state of the current K&C 'Casting Couch' and the latest on former fill-in host Gary Tanguay.More from this show
In the 7 am hour Gerry and Kirk discussed the hiring of Rich Keefe and the announcement yesterday on Dale and Holley.More from this show
In the 9 am hour Gerry and Kirk mocked the Belichick press conference and took a call from Jim the Wrestling Goon who is not a fan of Amani Toomer.More from this show
The worst kept secret in the city is now official - welcome aboard Rich Keefe.More from this show